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Old 05-24-2014, 09:38 PM
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cowl vent removal

I am getting parts off of a 52 F2. The cowl vent is complete and appears to be in good shape.

I am more familiar working with 53-56 trucks. So i am not sure how to remove the cowl vent. I removed the 4 screws from the front of the vent on the outside. I can see 4 other screws on the back side when I look up at it under the dash. How do I get them out?

Also is the handle attached to anything under the dash? And does the whole unit lift out through the vent hole from the outside?

Thanks. These cowl vents are a lot different than the vent on my 54.
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Here's Bob's old thread that explains it real well. Stu

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/87...t-removal.html
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Here's Bob's old thread that explains it real well. Stu

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/87...t-removal.html
Thanks, that helps a lot... but still have this question: how do I get the four screws out of the back of the vent? from the top like I did for the front of it?
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Yes, there are captive nuts along the back lip same as front. Stu
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Yes, there are captive nuts along the back lip same as front. Stu
Are they accessible from the top?
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Yes. Here's mine. Stu

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Thanks, Stu. I couldn't see them. They must have been under the weather stripping. I was running out of time so I will get it when I go back.
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They are a pain in the butt to remove but even worse when you're installing it back into a freshly painted cab.
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They are a pain in the butt to remove but even worse when you're installing it back into a freshly painted cab.
Last Saturday, I tried again to get the cowl vent off. I could not access the 4 screws at the back of the vent. Excuse me for being so thick but how do I get to them if the vent door covers them when closed and pretty much covers them when open?

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The lid comes off. Four screws. Stu

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The lid comes off. Four screws. Stu

Oh, now I get it! Amazing how different the cowlvdnts are from 1952 to 1953.

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The lid comes off. Four screws. Stu


Abe, Here's a tip for you. The screws in the lid don't have to come out all the way. Just loosen them a bit and you can slide the screw heads out through the larger part of the screw holes in the hinge. I knew this but still forgot once and in the process broke off a head or two, when I didn't have to.
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